Upcoming activities

DAC Manufacturing Excellence Programme 2020


The Durban Automotive Cluster’s Manufacturing Excellence Programme is a strategic initiative aimed to fast track competitiveness and assist firms in implementing Lean, world-class manufacturing systems and processes.

DAC 2020 Programme Highlights


The DAC facilitates regular activities to support the mutual competitiveness of the KZN automotive manufacturing sector.

DAC Quality Management Mentorship Initiative

The costs associated with poor quality contribute significantly to a firm’s waste costs and inhibit greater competitiveness and localisation. In line with the DAC strategy to advance the competitiveness of supplier operations to assist firms with quality management and competitiveness improvement, the cluster is making an application to Senior Experten Service (SES), Germany’s leading volunteering organisation for retired experts, to strengthen process discipline around quality management and to support firms with the attainment of quality certifications.

DAC Strategy Development: Aligning our Programmes to SAAM

The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) is mandated to drive the competitiveness and growth of the local automotive industry. To ensure its programmes remain relevant and highly impactful, the DAC is undertaking a business plan and strategy review. This will be completed through reflection on delivery to date, consultation with members and key stakeholders and alignment with national policy (SAAM) and OEM strategy (NAAMSA 5 Year Plan).

Graduate Development Programme 2019

The DAC’s Graduate Development Programme equips graduates with the necessary skills to tackle the demands of the automotive component manufacturing workplace. Over the last few years this training programme has proved successful at enabling participants’ growth and development.